After spending more than a decade in lofts, the furniture designer Jason Miller rented a different kind of apartment -- a conventional 600-square-foot one-bedroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn -- with the intention of renovating it. At left, the carpeted conversation pit he created in his living area.
A "before" view of Mr. Miller's rental. His intention from the start was to turn it into a "completely designed space," he said, but there was a catch: he had only $5,000 to spend. Also, because the apartment was a rental, the renovation couldn't be structural and it had to be portable.
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